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Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 246
Did Ya Know?... Avilla
Baptist Church invites all children who have
completed K - 8th grade to Vacation Bible School
June 16 - 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Supper will
be provided each night. Kick off the fun Sunday
June 15 at 6:00 for a free picnic and game night.
Call 417-246-5568 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... June
11th-- Officials from the Small Business
Administration (SBA) will be at the Chamber
Office from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. to answer
questions and present information concerning
financing and refinancing of business projects
with SBA loans. Please RSVP.
Did Ya Know?... June
13th-- Friday Morning Coffee, 7:00-8:00 a.m. at
Kellogg Lake. What a great way to start your day!
Did Ya Know?... The
summer session of Wednesday morning story times
at the Carthage Public Library begins on June 4
at 10 a.m. in the story time area downstairs.
Do you prefer an English saddle
or a Western?
Whats the difference?
The Western saddle has a horn.
I dont think Ill need the horn. I
dont intend to ride in heavy traffic.
Last night I saw the fastest
leg-show in town.
So you took in a burlesque performance, eh?
No, the six-day bicycle race.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
LOCAL DOLLAR WHEAT
Local dealers were paying
a dollar a bushel for wheat today. This is said to be the
first time in six years that the price has reached that
figure and excepting the period mentioned, the first time
in ten years. It is stated that the war is influencing
the present price, and both the continuance of the war
and the new crop will influence the future price a great
deal. No one can foretell what the future of these two
influences will be. Prices may easily be carried either
lower or higher than the present figure during the coming
summer and fall.
A Dance on North Maple
A good old fashioned
Missouri hoe-down was enjoyed last night, to the fidgety
see-saw of a fiddle, at a house on Maple Street, North of
Vine. The "doe-se-doe, continued until far in
The 7th Annual
Carthage Acoustic Music Festival will be held on
Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th.
events include a Pre-festival Concert in the
Carthage High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Entertainers will include the Faris Family, 2006
SPBGMA Midwest Entertaining Group of the year,
and Bailed Green & Wired Tight. Tickets for
the concert cost $7.
free events begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Historic
Carthage Square. Open stage will be held from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m. Electrified instruments and
pre-recorded music are not allowed. Scheduled
bands will begin performing at 1:00 p.m. and
include; Stonebrook, the Alferd Backer Band, the
Faris Family, Drywood, Fabulous BRDs and
Bailed Green and Wired Tight. More scheduling
information will be listed in an upcoming
Mornin Mail. Indoor facilities are
available in case of rain. Participants are
requested to bring lawn chairs.
Acoustic Music Festival is sponsored by Powers
Museum with funding assistance from the Helen S.
Boylan Foundation. Other considerations are
provided by the City of Carthage, the Jasper
County Commission, and the Mornin Mail.
The event is produced in cooperation with the
Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The City Council
Public Works Committee is scheduled to meet this
afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Works
Department Building, 623 E. 7th Street.
Dont see many June bugs
in my neighborhood. As a kid we would use
em in various ways to amuse each other
durin the early summer months. The most
common trick was to catch one (which wasnt
much of a chore, ya had ta watch your step to
keep from crunchin one a the critters) and
gently place on a buddys shoulder. The fun
was just waitin and watchin to see if
the bug would make it up to the neck.
Course the more squeamish the individual,
the bigger the laugh when they jumped and started
Some of the more adventuresome
would tie a piece of string to the critter and
then watch it fly up into the darkness. The
thrill was to see the flutter of thread
flyin by at some later time. Homin
This is some fact, but mostly
Just Jake Talkin
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
My daughter was told she has fibromyalgia.
Exactly what is it and what is the treatment? --
Fibromyalgia is difficult to have, difficult to
treat and difficult to understand. It consists of
a large number of symptoms, the chief of which is
pain all over the body. Furthermore, fibromyalgia
patients are chronically tired, cannot get a
decent nights sleep and wake up as
unrefreshed as they were when they went to bed.
Some authorities estimate that as many as 10
percent of all adults suffer from it.
In making this
diagnosis, doctors have to first search for
illness with similar symptoms. Lupus, rheumatoid
arthritis, hidden infections and a nonfunctioning
thyroid gland are such illnesses. Only when these
illnesses and others are ruled out can the
diagnosis of fibromyalgia be made.
feature of the condition is tender points,
specific body areas where moderate finger
pressure elicits pain far in excess of the
pressure applied. There are 18 mapped tender
points on the body.
Attempts to find a
cause have not been rewarding so far, and
thats a barrier to prescribing an ideal
treatment. Many medicines have been tried, and
some are at least partially successful.
Amitriptyline, an antidepressant, can restore
refreshing sleep and can correct any derangement
of brain chemistry that might be the basis of
this condition. Muscle relaxants have helped
some. Capsaicin cream, with many brand names and
obtainable without prescription, sometimes
relieves pain. Lyrica is a relatively new
medicine that has been approved for treatment.
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